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Is it a bug or a feature?

Christoph Döberl


16th June

21:40 – 21:55


Software is simply a machine executing a series of human-given instructions. Modern software solutions however combine a variety of distinguished subsystems into a larger
complex system. This has the consequence that this system delivers results that are beyond human comprehension. So it happens that we humans can no longer easily differentiate
between intended or unintended outcomes. Is it a bug or a feature?
This installation integrates the visitor into a complex system of interacting subsystems, and expects them to act according to definite instructions. Soon they will experience that the
outcome of their success is not only defined by their own sticking to instructions but also by the actions of the coherent systems. This insight is the base for a discourse about a world of
complex systems where everything influences everything.